Do I Need a Real Estate Agent? Or Can I Just Talk With a Builder?
May 10th, 2017
For some buyers, buying a new home in Mission, TX can be a little more intimidating than buying a resale home.
It is important with a new-home purchase that a buyer understands if they should hire a real estate agent to represent them in this process.
Working with a Professional Sales Staff
In general, builders staff their sales offices with folks who deeply understand the homes and the communities they represent. A sales professional knows all of the options available to you – from the quality of appliances to the many, many granite options. And, a sales professional is also always going to be a local expert. They will be able to answer detailed questions about lot sizes and easements and have a wealth of information on the details of the community you will live in.
Having lots of experience with newly constructed homes, a sales professional understands the building process as they deal with it on a daily basis. That new construction experience is important when making numerous choices that you will live with for a long, long time.
Additionally, the builder’s sales staff will be aware of any specials that Bentsen Palm builders may have available to you. It’s possible that upgrades or payment assistance is available and they will be able to make you aware of all the options that are available to you.
Working with a Real Estate Agent
Because the seller (builder) typically pays the commission, it costs a buyer nothing to be represented by a real estate agent. Often, agents regularly deal with builders and know the local communities and can provide lots of helpful information. An agent knows what kind of questions to ask the builder about warranties and other structural questions in addition to questions the average buyer doesn’t know to ask about.
Most agents are also going to know what questions to ask regarding competitive pricing for the area in which you are looking.
They will be able to give you a “bigger picture” market analysis of the area and so can steer you in the direction that is most appropriate for your situation.
Whichever way you choose to go, whether, with an agent, or a sales professional, Bentsen Palm offers a smooth home buying process. You will be able to monitor your new home build via our Buildertrend App, receive live updates and images, and tour the project during the construction phase.
Each customer will be assigned a team of individuals whose job it is to ensure that quality service is provided while building a unique home. Bentsen Palm has a reputation of providing great customer service. We are proud to work with realtors and our sales agents!